Newly elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson said that lawmakers could seek the testimony of presidential son Hunter Biden in the ongoing probe into bribery and corruption allegations involving his father.
The Louisiana Republican appeared on Fox News where he discussed a variety of issues with “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo, one of them being the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden that was started under his predecessor Kevin McCarthy who was ousted earlier this month.
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“What about the investigations into the potential Biden family influence peddling, potential bribery? Are you going to allocate the financial resources and human capital needed to do an in depth investigation?” Bartiromo asked. And will an impeachment inquiry turn into an official impeachment?”
Johnson responded by first praising the heads of the committees involved in the inquiry, adding, “I think we have a constitutional responsibility to follow this truth where it leads. We’re the rule of law team. We don’t use this for political partisan games like the Democrats have done and did against Donald Trump twice.”
“We are gonna follow the law and follow the Constitution, and I think you and I have a suspicion of where that may lead, but we’re going to let the evidence speak for itself,” he said. “And I look forward to rolling that out over the coming days and weeks and letting the American people see exactly why we’re taking the next steps and where it’s headed.”
“Are you expecting to subpoena Hunter Biden?” Bartiromo asked.
“I’m looking at that. You know I think that desperate times call for desperate measures, and that perhaps is overdue,” Johnson responded. “We’ve not made a full decision yet. I’m counseling with the attorneys involved on all of this to see what the contours of. I’m an attorney myself, so I speak the language. We’re trying to move forward on some of this very aggressively.”
“I think the American people are owed these answers, and I think our suspicions about all this, the evidence that we’ve gathered so far, as you know, is affirming what many of us feared may be the worst,” he added. “And as Jamie Comer likes to say, bank records don’t lie. We already have a lot of this evidence. The dots are being connected, and we’ll see where it leads.”
Last week, the new Speaker told Bartiromo’s Fox News colleague Sean Hannity that impeachment is definitely on the table when it comes to Biden.
“The reason we shifted to the impeachment inquiry stage on the president himself was because if, in fact, all the evidence leads to where we believe it will, that’s very likely impeachable offenses,” the new Speaker said.
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“You know, that’s listed as a cause for impeachment in the constitution; bribery and other crimes and misdemeanors,” Johnson added. “Bribery’s listed there, and it looks and smells a lot like that. We’re going to follow the truth wherever it leads. We’re going to engage in due process because, again, we’re the rule of law party.”
The newly minted Speaker isn’t likely to take any guff from Democrats either as a resurfaced 2021 tweet to national security risk Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) shows that he isn’t afraid to punch back.
You prefer it whispered to you in Chinese? https://t.co/gf7us9N7Gm
— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) November 19, 2021
“You prefer it whispered to you in Chinese?” Johnson shot back at the loopy Californian over his sniping at McCarthy’s extended speech on the House floor, referring to Swalwell’s pillow talk with Christine Fang aka Fang Fang, the Chinese spy who he had an intimate relationship with.
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